Mold Testing

Mold Testing

When water intrudes a building, the worst action is no action. The photo at right was taken 30 days after heavy rains saturated floors and walls in a 10-story office building during final stages of construction. The building contractor made no effort to address the water damage.  As a result of that inaction, mold formed in wall spaces in numerous areas and eventually became visible to occupants.  Ellis was called in to design and administer the safe removal of mold-infected wallboard, test and clear the area, and return the space to normal occupancy as quickly as possible.

Services Offered:

  1. Mold Assessments (Air and Surface Sampling)
  2. Water Damage Evaluations (Moisture Readings)
  3. Remediation Protocols and Project Administration
  4. Clearance Inspections and Testing
  5. Inner wallspace mold air sampling?

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Qualifications

Ellis employees who manage mold projects are all degreed industrial hygienists with training and experience in the fundamentals of mold sampling and interpretation of lab results.  When water or moisture enters a building, quick action (within just a few days) must be taken to prevent future mold growth. We can't say it enough: wet wallboard needs to be stripped out as quickly as possible. Ellis recently procured bids on behalf of a local studio where water had entered and soaked wallboard and carpet in a newly constructed 20,000 s.f. office space. Bids for complete removal and replacement of wet wallboard by a general contractor were 60% less than a "restoration contractor" would have charged for coring holes in and drying the walls.  But EITHER option was better than doing nothing.  Had those walls been left as is, mold would have formed . .  and remedial costs would have risen dramatically.  The process is straightforward.... - (1) Identify and correct the source of water intrusion, (2) remove wet wallboard at all locations, then (3) dry the inner wall space before installing new materials.

Occasionally, water-damaged materials are cost-prohibitive to replace (special finishes, premium wool carpet, etc.). In those instances, Ellis can help identify ways to mitigate mold growth while keeping specialty structural surfaces intact.  

Quick Estimate Form

Your hazardous materials testing will be performed by a degreed, certified and insured industrial hygienist, and your report will come from a California-licensed consultant with 20+ years of experience. To provide you with an estimate, we only need a few simple bits of information:

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